The faculty utilize a variety of teaching methods to provide a multi-modal learning experience for students. These include:
To practice specific Hakomi skills, such as active and passive taking over, deepening the process, jumping out of the system, working in mindfulness, etc.
Stuctured presentations on a Hakomi concept, such as the Sensitivity Cycle, character strategies, working with the child, the therapeutic relationship, long term therapy and the neurobiology of change.
Live sessions with students or other members of the teaching staff to demonstrate specific skills and complete therapy sessions.
To explore a topic in depth and debrief practice activities.
Trainees regularly practice the Hakomi Method on each other under the skilled supervision of the faculty. Peer supervision is also encouraged.
Students are encouraged to videotape their sessions to closely examine and critique their own work with the assistance of a another student or Trainer.
Time will be dedicated to exploring how Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy transfers to group work, using the training group as a laboratory. Applying Hakomi techniques and principles to the exploration of interpersonal and group dynamics also promotes a more cohesive learning environment.
Small groups of trainees work together outside of the regular structure via skype or in-person, for practice, discussion, bonding, personal processing, and mutual support.
Some didactic material will be taught remotely using tele-conferencing services. Students dial a pre-assigned phone number and enter a pin to access the call.
Assigned Readings & Written Assignments
Participants will be given specific book chapters, articles and worksheets to read between residential segments and may be required to submit notes on practice sessions.